Ten Tiny Dances® Closing Celebration + Brunch

Various Artists


Sun, April 19, 2015
11am Brunch  + 12pm Performance

75 minutes (Performance)

Anita + Caroline Streets, adjacent to 13 Celsius
3000 Caroline Street, Houston, TX 77004
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Connecting local and visiting dance communities for an experiment in confined space, Ten Tiny Dances® is a performance series dedicated to fostering inventive dance and providing an accessible performance experience for a diverse audience…all on a 4’ x 4’ stage.

Ten Tiny Dances® challenges artists to invent ways of collapsing known and recognizable vocabulary as well as to invent new vocabulary that responds to the possibilities of 16 sq. ft. It interrupts the usual expectations for dance vocabulary, performance and viewing, and affects the way people move and are perceived in space.

As well as the delight that comes from innovation, the event also offers an experience of tension for the audience as they ponder and witness how each performer meets and deals with the challenge of the space.

Ten Tiny Dances® was created in Portland, Oregon in 2002 and continues to be produced by founder Mike Barber and others, with permission. Please see for more information.

NOTES: Limited Tickets to Performance. Reservations Encouraged.



The CounterCurrent edition of Ten Tiny Dances® will feature performances from: Autumn Knight (Keep Some Sun On Your Face), Janet Biggs (If Ever I Would Leave You), Jasmine Hearn, Jhon R. Stronks, Karen Stokes, Laura Gutierrez, Lori Yuill, Rebecca French, Sari Nordman (johnbrown), and Tahni Holt.


Autumn Knight is a Houston-based interdisciplinary artist. Knight’s work primarily falls within performance, installation, and social practices that address conventions of racial and gender identity, psychotherapy, and art access. Read Full Bio

Janet Biggs is an American artist, known primarily for her work in video, photography and performance. She is based in Brooklyn, New York. She received her undergraduate degree from Moore College of Art, and pursued graduate studies at Rhode Island School of Design. Read Full Bio

Laura Gutierrez, a graduate of the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, received a BFA in Contemporary Dance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2009, where she was awarded a William R. Kenan, Jr., Performing Arts Fellowship at the Lincoln Center Institute. Read Full Bio

Tahni Holt is a choreographer, performer, teacher and organizer, based in Portland OR. Her work and teachings have been presented all over the United States. She has had the pleasure of being an Artist in Residence in Alaska, France, Greece and most recently in Romania. Read Full Bio

Lori Yuill is an independent choreographer, performer and teaching artist. She did her undergraduate work at TCU and then moved to Guatemala to perform and teach with Momentum Danza Contemporanea. In 2000 Lori returned to Houston and performed with Suchu Dance. Read Full Bio

Karen Stokes has created eight evening length dance projects, and multiple repertory works that have performed in Houston, Dallas, Philadelphia, New York, Cleveland, Toronto, and Sweden. Stokes is the Artistic Director of her own non-profit company: Karen Stokes Dance. Read Full Bio

Jhon R. Stronks was one of Houston Press’s 2014 Houston Master Minds and holds additional honors in the Houston Press Best of 2013 in the Contemporary/Modern Dance Categories. Read Full Bio

Jasmine Hearn is a freelance choreographer and performing artist/dancer. A native Houstonian, she graduated magna cum laude from Point Park University with her B.A. in Dance. Jasmine travels around the country to showcase her choreographic work and participate in diverse dance projects. Read Full Bio

Rebecca French, Artistic Director of FrenetiCore Dance, began dancing and choreographing in 1995. She co-founded FrenetiCore in 2003 with composer and filmmaker Robert Thoth, and the two created and performed original multimedia dance theatre and dance-on-film until 2012. Read Full Bio

Sari Nordman is a dancer-choreographer, and has presented her work at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, AUNTS, BAAD!, BAX, CPR, Columbia University, Danspace Project, Dixon Place, The Irondale Center and Movement Research at the Judson Church, among other venues. Read Full Bio


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